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HAZARDOUS WASTE

Everyone has a responsibility to protect the health of our environment and each other.

MAIN HAZARDOUS WASTE LOCATION

RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

Residential drop off of Hazardous Household Waste is free of charge.

Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center (HWCC)

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Closed Sundays and holidays

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LOCAL DROP SITE & RURAL COLLECTION CENTERS (LIMITED ITEMS COLLECTED)

RESIDENTS

Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Closed: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

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HELP US PROCESS 400 TONS
OF HAZARDOUS WASTE YEARLY.

Improper disposal of many types of hazardous waste can put the public in danger and affect our sustainability. Learn how you can protect the health of our environment and each other.

WHAT QUALIFIES AS HAZARDOUS WASTE?

From electronics to oils, our collection center makes it easy to dispose of and recycle the following categories:

  • Household chemicals;
  • Automotive fluids and batteries;
  • Paints;
  • Pesticides and corrosive chemicals;
  • Solvents;
  • Old medicines/pharmaceuticals (incinerated upon disposal);
  • Electronic scrap including TVs, monitors, computers;
  • Fluorescent and other mercury containing bulbs;
  • Many other hazardous wastes and special services

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SMALL BUSINESS?

If you’re a small business, there’s a little extra you have to do to stay within federal, state and local hazardous waste rules and regulations. Our fee based disposal program can help your business avoid penalties. Be sure to utilize The Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center or other EPA approved disposal facilities.

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MORE THAN WASTE COLLECTION, WE ALSO GENERATE SOLAR POWER.

Thanks to different grant programs from the State of Florida, we have made use of a Solar Power System on the roof of our facility since 2009. The Solar PV system generates on average 1415 KWh per month of electricity from 54 panels each generating about 205 Watts of peak power.

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    Have more recycling questions? Fill out the form below, and we’ll do our best to get back to you within 48 hours. You can also sign up for email updates to stay in the know.

    For garbage cart or recycling bin requests, please call Alachua County’s Office of Waste Collection (352-338-3233).

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